Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
Production has soared in the world's opium capital
The Business Insider - 10/25/2016 8:54:38 PM
As much as 90% of the world's heroin has come from Afghan opium, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported in 2015 that the country "accounted for almost two-thirds of the total area under illicit opium cultivation." The total area under cultivation ...
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood now open in Country Club Plaza area
The Kansas City Star - 10/24/2016 5:46:43 AM
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood — a luxury dining chain known for its fresh seafood flown in from around the world and hand-cut premium aged steaks — opened its first area location Monday. The company gutted the 9,800-square-foot former Ruth’s Chris Steak ...
Ghana ranked higher in latest World Bank Doing Business Report
www.modernghana.com - 10/26/2016 2:19:44 PM
Ghana has made some marginal progress in improving the environment for doing business, the latest World Bank Ease ... its biggest jump in the area of trading across borders, going up by 13 places to 167 out of the 190 countries ranked.
A polio-free world is within reach
The Seattle Times - 10/24/2016 3:55:10 PM
THE world was reminded about ... as the children live in a conflict area, which prevents vaccinations. An emergency plan was implemented immediately, so experts believe this outbreak will end quickly. Two other countries — Pakistan and Afghanistan ...
Nigeria Ranks 169th Position In The World Bank Ease Of Doing Business
news2.onlinenigeria.com - 10/26/2016 1:22:28 PM
The World Bank yesterday said that Nigeria ranked 169th ... The report also shows that most improvement for Nigeria is in area of access to credit where the country moved up by 16th position. Details of the report reveal that Nigeria ranked 138th position ...
Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack in the country's north
The Miami Herald - 10/25/2016 2:39:25 AM
However, Mandera County remains a volatile area. Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in Mandera in November 2014 and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. In December 2014 they killed 36 quarry workers. This year six people had previously been killed, in July ...
We’re No. 1! For the first time, the U.S. has the top 5 universities in the world
USA Today College - 10/25/2016 11:36:17 AM
Which other countries have a lot of strong universities ... whether you go to one of the best institutions in the world for your major. If so, check out the subject rankings. Most of these subject area rankings are dominated by U.S. schools.
Costa Rica-China cooperation benefit both countries
ECNS - 10/26/2016 1:36:47 PM
Among the projects are what Solis hailed as the "best" police academy in Central America, as well as a "first world" highway linking San Jose with the country's Caribbean coast. "There have been many other contributions in the area of economy and culture ...
Cross Country Skiing and More: 12 Things to Do at Breck Nordic Centers
blog.gobreck.com - 10/25/2016 8:04:31 PM
Cross country skiing, or Nordic, is thousands of years old ... to the get-away-from-it-all feel of the New Nordic World area with breath-taking mountain views and a chance to warm up in the snug Hallelujah Hut. Dogs are allowed on the trails in this ...
South Atlantic safe area for whales is harpooned
Euronews - 10/25/2016 1:16:30 PM
“What is the most disappointing is that all these efforts are ultimately being undermined by IWC member countries who are thousands of miles away, not even in the southern hemisphere and some even on the other side of the world.” Matt Collins of the ...
Bob Hoover, Aviation Icon Whose Aerobatic Stunts Thrilled the World, Dies at 94
New York Times - 10/26/2016 1:33:48 AM
Bob Hoover, a pilot who escaped Nazi captivity in a stolen plane, tested supersonic jets with his friend Chuck Yeager, barnstormed the world as a breathtaking stunt ... They were soon performing in air shows around the country. Both men were recruited ...
Japanese hope to return to islands seized by Russia in 1945
USA Today - 10/25/2016 3:25:21 PM
The Russians had occupied Shikotan and three neighboring islands in the days after Japan surrendered in World War II. Within three years ... the dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending the war and has ...
OVH, the number 3 cloud computing company in the world, continues its Canadian expansion by opening offices in Toronto
Yahoo Finance - 10/24/2016 4:59:36 PM
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - European leader and the world's third largest cloud computing provider, OVH officially arrived in the country's economic capital ... Summit featured the Digital Launch Pad area, inspired by OVH's innovation support ...
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
43% of the country’s territorial area is currently under conservation management, as per recent World Bank Data (2011-2015). In 2010, with the formation of the Dorob National Park, Namibia became the only country in the world to have a completely ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 10/26/2016 7:10:15 AM
Homeless sweep lawsuit — When Jerry Burton’s sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown ... to challenge homeless sweeps around the country. Harvard strike — Cafeteria workers ...